Mr. Pop History – It originally meant “Digital Versatile Disc” but it seems everyone now believes it means “Digital Video Disc.”
From Jimmy W – When did a TV network first air original programming over the Internet?
Mr. Pop History – I’m going to take a guess here and say – the year was 1997 when NBC debuted “Homicide: the Second Shift,” a spin-off of its “Homicide: Life on the Street.” The spin-off ran only on the Internet at NBC.com.
Mr. Pop History – He tried to launch a heavy-metal radio network called “Radio Lisa” but it never got off the ground. And, he had a failed TV production company and both of these were after he left MTV.
From Imelda H – Mr. Pop – With the Dow at about 9,000 points, my question is – when did it first hit 1,000? Love your web page.
Mr. Pop History – Thank you. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000 for the first time back in November 14, 1972. It closed above 2000 on January 8, 1987. 3000 you ask? April 17, 1991. More? 4000 on February 23, 1995 and on November 20, 1995 – the 5,000 mark. Up and up as the Dow closed above 6000 for the first time on October 14, 1996.
Mr. Pop History – Wow – you’re taking me back. Jack Spector was one of the great all-time NY radio DJ’s making his at WMCA radio and helped build it to top ratings during the 1960’s. I found this article from March of 1970. It confirms Jack Spector first played “Roses Are Red My Love” back in 1962 and Mr. Vinton honored Jack Spector at the legendary Copa.